Lot 217

Monterey 2016

1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II by Pininfarina


$737,000 USD | Sold

United States | Monterey, California



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  • Meticulous concours-quality restoration
  • Stunning original silver exterior/black interior color scheme
  • Preferred single-headlight Series II model
  • Accompanied by books, tools, warranty card, and extensive history file

300 bhp, 3,967 cc SOHC Tipo 209 V-12 engine with three Weber carburetors, five-speed manual transmission, independent coil-spring front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs and shock absorbers, and four-wheel servo-assisted Dunlop disc brakes. Wheelbase: 104.2 in.

The Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II is an outstanding blend of inspired performance, understated luxury, and sophisticated Italian design. With those traits in mind, the outstanding example offered here admirably addresses these high expectations.

Chassis number 8787 was built in 1966. Intended for export to the United States, it was equipped with several appealing (and uncommon) factory options, including air conditioning, power windows, power steering, and wire wheels. The car’s pedigree since is well-documented in the 330 GT Registry, beginning with its delivery new to Luigi Chinetti Motors in Greenwich, Connecticut. From there it was transported to Modern Classic Motors, William F. Harrah’s West Coast Ferrari distributorship in Reno, Nevada, where it was sold, that same year, to Denver Cornett of Louisville, Kentucky.

Mr. Cornett was the first dealer of imported cars in Kentucky and an avid sports car enthusiast. He drove in the initial post-World War II road race at Watkins Glen in 1948 and is in the Watkins Glen Walk of Fame. He founded the Kentucky Region of the Sports Car Club of America and was an active member of several other regional and national automotive clubs. The 330 GT joined numerous other fine automobiles in Mr. Cornett’s personal collection and was proudly displayed at the Concours d’Elegance at the Churchill Downs Show in Louisville.

In 1970, after three years and 7,000 miles of gratifying driving, Mr. Cornett sold the 330 GT to another Ferrari devotee, C.C. Canada of Camden, South Carolina. Mr. Canada was exceedingly visible in Ferrari circles and drove the 330 GT to events across the country, including Road Atlanta, Watkins Glen, and a national meeting of the Ferrari Club of America in Waterford Hills and Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Mr. Canada held the 330 GT for 43 years. His extended stewardship ended in January 2013. At that time, the car was unrestored; however, it had been well-preserved and showed only the typical blemishes that time bestows. Soon thereafter, the car was sold to another appreciative owner.

Since the 330 GT last changed hands, the Ferrari has undergone a comprehensive and meticulous restoration by the Ferrari experts at Julio Grosso Restorations in Danbury, Connecticut, with all components refurbished, repaired, or replaced to bring the car to its original standards. Upon arrival at the restoration facility with fewer than 56,000 miles on the odometer, the 330 GT was completely disassembled and stripped to bare metal. No rust was evident and little metal work was required. Mechanicals received close inspection: the suspension was stripped, nickel-plated, and painted; components were re-bushed and the original Koni shocks rebuilt. The brakes, power steering, and clutch were also restored. In addition, the engine and its components were rebuilt, new pistons and valves were installed, all hoses and lines were replaced, fuel pumps were reconstructed, and the radiator and heater were updated with new cores. A new exhaust system was fitted and the air conditioning was rebuilt.

The well-appointed four-passenger interior was then completely and authentically redone. The seats were reupholstered in deep and glossy Nero Franz black leather, and new Wilton-style carpets were installed. The exquisite wood instrument panel and steering wheel were restored, as were the gauges and radio. The car was then refinished in its original color, gleaming Argento; the chrome was re-plated; and the original Borrani wire wheels were re-spoked. A complete Ferrari tool kit, jack kit, reprinted owner’s manual in its original leather folder, and extensive documentation, including a warranty card and service receipts, accompany the car. It is apparent that the car’s pristine appearance and condition make it a prospective standout at any Ferrari—or automotive—gathering.

A significant investment has been made by the car’s current owner to ensure this 330 GT 2+2 properly represents the Ferrari traditions of performance, style, and luxury. This is a singular and compelling vintage tourer ready to be valued by a discerning individual with an interest in the glamor and legacy the Ferrari marque brings with it.